Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Portland, OR, USA
Pretty much in line with bcMOnster, Texasjeff, etc..
Sorry for your trouble. First of all, a 5 foot lever could allow you to literally fracture the case.
In the old days, that was the length of tool to remove the rear axle nuts off a VW beetle and that is a 36mm nut. I would try to make the dealer responsible for removing it before you break something.
Now, if you use heat, work fast and in a positive fashion. The problem with the torch is that if you don't get it out rapidly, you will most likely end up drilling it because you will turn any lubricant on the threads into abrasive ash.
As mentioned in previous posts, I would suggest impact. If a couple short bursts at the gun's maximum setting doesn't remove it, stop, you will destroy the case threads by hammering on it. Sometimes, a nut or bolt can be spun with a cold chisel or punch on the edge when even an impact tool won't work. If you don't have good manual dexterity, don't try the latter. No need to end up with a blue thumb.
Remember the case is your motor, respect it over the drain plug(s).
I try to be thorough. I rarely return to a thread. If you have a question for me, PM me.
2001 Monster S4